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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 09:13
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I got an email saying we would find out 10 weeks prior to the course start date, however since then I havenít heard anything back from BA. Iím hoping we hear back pretty soon, has anyone got any information that could share regarding the time frame and what the situation is at BA
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Old 18th Apr 2018, 14:38
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Anyone heard any news recently about course start dates? With the easyJet scheme closed for applications at L3 hopefully this will free up some more slots.

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Old 19th Apr 2018, 07:09
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Should be some movement. Rumour is that BA is at least 100 crews short for planned Summer schedules.
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Old 20th Apr 2018, 09:23
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Should be some movement. Rumour is that BA is at least 100 crews short for planned Summer schedules.
Im not sure that will help with our start dates as they'll be focussed on recruiting to solve the immediate problem rather than prioritising cadets who are 18-24months away from being of any use. I could be wrong though.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 17:56
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Originally Posted by ThreeHundredER View Post
That does make sense as they recently opened 320 DEP recruitment. With IAG taking over Monarch slots i'm sure BA's Manpower & Planning is all a bit hectic at the moment.

Out of pure interest, would anyone know how long the wait was for the FPP cadets between initial application and the first course start date?

Further Direct Entry recruitment opened today. Not sure what that will mean for the start of this cadet programme.
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Old 26th Apr 2018, 20:31
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Originally Posted by Groundloop View Post
Virtually every other airline think its acceptable as well!
There are signs that things are changing though. Air France and Aer Lingus are both now offering fully-funded training schemes. Hopefully more of the industry will begin to follow suit.
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Old 27th Apr 2018, 09:15
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I rarely post but am constantly looking at the message board for any info I may have missed or developments, so thanks for keeping them coming.

Iím sure thereís a few other successful applicants lurking but not replying too!

Sounds to me like they are hiring experience immediately to fill the current gap, before diverting their attention to us further down the line in the coming months.

Iím still taking no news as good news, though I canít wait to get started.
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Old 26th Jun 2018, 01:37
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Itís been fairly quiet over the past month or 2 so thought I would post to see where everyone is at. I had an email at the start of the month stating the course start dates are likely to be Oct/Nov for all cadets. Wondering if others got this same email and if they have heard any more information than this? Any knowledge would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 27th Jun 2018, 18:06
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Recruitment is crazy at the moment, so don't worry if you haven't heard anything yet. The recruitment team is working flat out. And the outlook for recruitment is still looking strong for the next year or two. Not sure if more progress has been made regarding a funded cadetship. There hasn't been any more news on that front yet (either way) as far as I'm aware. As with almost everything... timeframes for things are very malleable.
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Old 10th Jul 2018, 18:13
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Start dates are out. Hope everyone got the route they were looking for
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 22:20
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Originally Posted by boxer123 View Post
It's takeb so long to get just start dates out - a year after the scheme opened!!! Not quite March as they originally claimed. I wonder if any people will have been put off by the long wait. Still no information on location or cost breakdown.
It certainly has been a long and frustrating wait but I think the shortage of pilots for this summer took precedance and hence the delay.

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Old 24th Jul 2018, 12:30
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Glad to post that I have heard back from BA and L3 regarding course dates and the TSA. Following up from the email I was told which route I was given. Considering they are the same sponsored courses, what do you think will be the main differences between MPL and ATPL? Assuming the MPL will spend more time in the UK, potentially at Gatwick?

Starting 6th November, what course start dates did everyone else get??
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Old 21st Dec 2018, 21:07
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Does anyone have any info on the status of the BA cadet programme and when it will reopen?
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Old 22nd Dec 2018, 14:49
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Heard from a worker at BA that there may be a chance of a small cadet offer in 2019, but courses won't start until 2020, so I wouldn't hold your breath!
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Old 1st Feb 2019, 11:30
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Brexit affecting FPP

Do you guys know how brexit will affect the BA FPP as well as other programmes? In terms of BA only offering their programne to UK citizens only?
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 14:26
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I'd go on the assumption that whatever the outcome of all the Brexit stuff, they'll still only take people who have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

This is exactly what they stipulate now, it's just that obviously the criteria of who has the legal right to live and work here may be different after that point.
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Old 6th Feb 2019, 16:34
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That would be ideal! You wouldn't happen to know anything more at all? (Just as it's been nearly a year and a half!)
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 15:58
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Nope, don't know anything at all, unfortunately!

I'm really just making an educated guess that anyone with the right to both live and work here would surely be eligible. The questions are more about who may have or not have that right, depending on the outcome of the political shenanigans.
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Old 7th Feb 2019, 16:05
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Fingers crossed it is something they do for 2019, would make my year to be able to apply alone, let alone make it through! Or a lotto win could be useful!

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Old 9th Feb 2019, 22:25
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I really hope they do, too. Many, many of us would not be there now if it hadn't been for the financial assistance in the previous scheme. Hundreds more wouldn't have been there had it not been for the old, fully funded schemes, although that's going back about 20 years!

Fingers crossed for an accessible cadet scheme at some point!
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